Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred
than affection”

“Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty”

“We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire”

“We pardon to the extent that we love”

“The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves”

“The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second”